Light activity as part of good neuropathy treatment often cuts the need for pain medications sometimes for hours, sometimes forever!
One of the most frequent things we are faced with in neuropathy and chronic pain is when our ability to move around and walk becomes affected.
Not only is this very common, but dangerous as well. You see, I tell patients all the time that when you can’t walk and move normally your chances of developing more serious neuropathy or another illness like worsened diabetes or heart disease increases!
Now it’s sometimes natural to not move, and there are times when rest is the best treatment. But, very often, even light activity often can increase body temperature, energy and help preserve muscle tone.
And here’s a secret: Light activity as part of good neuropathy treatment often cuts the need for pain medications sometimes for hours, sometimes forever!
A little known fact is that activity and motion often can help reduce skeletal and nerve pain, but not always. And too much is NOT better! That’s why it’s important to be working with a neuropathy treatment specialist!
But how can we help our mobility without aggravation our neuropathy? Here are a few simple tips:
First, always stay warm! Even in summer, silk, light wool or micro fiber socks and undergarments really help neuropathy treatment. This keeps you from getting so stiff.
Next, protect yourself from wind or cold drafts, which can aggrevate neuropathy pain and tingling.
Throughout your day, be sure you are watching your eating and drinking habits! Stay well hydrated. So many neuropathy treatment patients don’t drink nearly enough cool, clean water! Even a little dehydration can aggravate stiffness, soreness and neuropathy pain.
Be sure to eat the “Neuropathy Diet” we spoke about HERE.
A diet that is anti-inflammatory, and low in sugar can really help you feel better in so many ways!
Lastly, be sure to keep a good record of what seems to give you he most relief and enhance e your ability to move.
Ask your neuropathy treatment specialists for exercises and home care kits to enhance your independence and enhance your neuropathy treatment success!
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